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Upgrade significantly enhances e-mail protection performance, offering the industry highly effective protection against spam and malware

January 8, 2010

Upgrade significantly enhances e-mail protection performance, offering the industry highly effective protection against spam and malware

LOOPHOLD Security Distribution, the local distributor of SonicWALL technology, has announced the availability of a significant upgrade to SonicWALL’s advanced enterprise-class email security solutions with the release of Email Security 7.2.

As security threats based on email continue to increase in complexity, sophistication and volume, businesses both large and small remain at risk to spam and virus attacks that are capable of crippling the corporate network and greatly reducing productivity and network performance. SonicWALL’s Email Security 7.2 delivers innovative email security features that are redefining the limits of security and scalability to ensure protection against these malicious and emerging threats.

Aimed at both large enterprises and SMBs, SonicWALL’s Email Security (SES) solutions are high-performance, easy to use, highly scalable and cost effective. This latest release for the SES product family delivers significantly enhanced levels of performance, effectiveness, ease of use and manageability for the entire breadth of the product line. Most notably, with the release of Email Security 7.2, SonicWALL’s Advanced Reputation Management now provides effective protection against a wide variety of email-borne spam and malware, including spam originating from “spambots”.

According to SonicWALL’s SonicLabs Threat Research team, spambots are now responsible for up to 90 percent of all spam. Spambots are automated computer programs used by “botnets”, or armies of compromised computer systems (zombies), under a common control structure. SonicWALL is seeing massive proliferation of botnets and zombies, as spammers increasingly focus on developing techniques to avoid traditional IP reputation systems by compromising mail servers at legitimate companies and cracking webmail accounts.

As part of SonicWALL’s patented multi-engine email security system, Advanced Reputation Management offers industry-leading protection against spambots, taking traditional IP reputation systems a step further by correlating and analyzing billions of data points from SonicWALL’s GRID Network of email, Web and network security solutions in real time.

Says Martin Tassev, MD at LOOPHOLD Security Distribution: “Spammers have shifted tactics to sophisticated, multi-vector attacks; elevating spam from a mere annoyance to a serious security threat. SonicWALL’s release of Email Security 7.2 means that the required level of security is attainable by both large and small organisations in this threat landscape, while offering ease-of-management and scalability”.

In addition to industry-leading effectiveness, Email Security 7.2 delivers significant additional advancements:

• Significant scalability: SonicWALL’s industry leading MTA (Mail TransferAgent) performance has been re-architected to dramatically scale the performance of our software solutions, handling up to 10,000 concurrent connections for peak traffic loads, at a compelling price point.
• Advanced search: Augmenting SonicWALL’s archiving, auditing and junk box capabilities, the new advanced search feature offers speed and efficiency, and gives administrators and end-users capability to quickly and efficiently search more than one million messages per second.
• Flexible management and reporting options: New support for SonicWALL’s Global Management System (GMS), standards-based syslog support and Windows Event Viewer. These latest options augment SonicWALL’s award winning Email Security GUI and standards-based SNMP support.